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Treading Water

Treading Water, Forgotten Soldier Series, Book #2

Blurb: After devoting eighteen years of his life to the US Navy, Petty Officer First Class Shane Parker is struggling with the very real possibility of becoming unnecessary. If he doesn’t make Chief Petty Officer before his twenty—and it doesn’t seem likely that he will—he’ll be retired from active service and placed on the Fleet Reserve list until his mooring lines are officially cut forever. While it would all be very honorable and ceremonial, he simply wasn’t civilian material.

Before even swearing-in, Julian Brand knew he wasn’t cut out to be a soldier, but refusing wasn’t an option. Generations of Brand men made careers in the military and the expectation of every Brand son was to follow in those prestigious footsteps. Though the prospect of being rolled back hindered his every step, he survived Battle Stations and did his time. Six years out of uniform and Julian still struggles to find familial acceptance as he fights to live life on his terms.

On the surface, they couldn’t be more different, but when Jared Ramos calls, neither are capable of refusing. If they can find a way to work together, they might be able to save a friend and each other in the process.

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Series: Forgotten Soldier #1 & #2
Length: 6 ¼ hours
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, Military
Release Date: October 4, 2017
Publisher: Jessie G Books
Narrator: Casey Hunter
Producer: Andrew Reyna
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What Readers Are Saying:

Treading Water was a look behind a group of friends trying to help injured soldiers returning from the war. The hard work and tears they put into helping their friend Sean, who had a spinal injury was really a growing experience for all of them. I really liked reading this book, it showed me how little I really know about the wounded soldiers coming home and all the different problems they have. Definitely a good read. 5 stars from Lea Blottiaux on Amazon

I don’t often write reviews, but this one left me no choice. Every character becomes someone you want to know. The story moves along, and I was cheering them all on the whole way. Read this book. I hope there is more to come. 5 stars from Reading Nonstop on Amazon

There are three POV’s in the story, from all three men. I appreciated that this was not a wallow in angst for the disabled veteran. Shane and Julian’s bumpy road to love is a big part but it’s also about learning how to best support Sean. Sean’s thoughts, emotions and struggles are well conveyed and feel quite realistic for his situation. He’s gets a bit of his own romance as well! 5 stars from nrevvy on Amazon

Watching as Shane and Julian fall in love and figure out what that means for their future was a beautiful thing. Shane was struggling with what to do now that he is faced with possibly ending his Navy career earlier than he thought when he gets word that his best friend, Sean has been seriously injured. Then he meets Julian, Sean’s cousin that he has talked about over the course of their friendship. Becoming Sean’s support system while trying to figure out the future for them and for Sean was not an easy path but it was well worth it. As with her other books, there is sweet and hot sections so be prepared 🙂 5 Stars from Bookobessed on Amazon